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close this bookAgroforestry In-Service Training: A Training Aid for Asia and the Pacific Islands (Peace Corps, 1984, 223 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentExecutive summary
View the documentForeword
View the documentComments and recommendations
View the documentTraining program goals and objectives
View the documentAgenda for agroforestry workshop
close this folderTraining sessions
View the documentDay one
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View the documentDay six
View the documentEvaluation of training workshop
close this folderAppendices
View the documentAppendix A: List of workshop participants
View the documentAppendix B: Workshop technical staff
View the documentAppendix C: List of international organizations for resource assistance
close this folderAppendix D: New directions in agroforestry: The potential of tropical legume trees
View the document1. Selection of legume trees for agroforestry
View the document2. Initial tasks in agroforestry projects
View the document3. Sustained outputs from legume-tree based agroforestry systems
View the document4. Economic evaluation of agroforestry projects
View the documentAppendix E: Nitrogen-fixing tree resources: potentials and limitations
View the documentAppendix F: Production of fuelwood and shall timber in community forestry systems
View the documentAppendix G: Leucaena as a fallow improvement crop: A first approximation
View the documentAppendix H: Nitrogen fixing trees: general information
View the documentAppendix I: Establishment and management of NFT plantations
View the documentAppendix J: Evaluation
View the documentAppendix K: Chart on results of workshop evaluation

Training program goals and objectives


· To develop a stronger and more confident understanding and working relationship among Peace Corps Volunteers and their respective Host Country National Counterparts.

· To identify and improve needed skill areas in agroforestry, site survey methodologies and development strategies.

· To broaden the participants knowledge of a variety of potential forestry extension techniques and enable them to practice these techniques.

· To give the participants confidence in recommending and incorporating, where appropriate, traditional or new systems of agroforestry in accordance with the local needs and conditions.

· To recognize the role of women in forestry and integrate women into community analysis and project planning for a holistic approach to human resource utilization and development.

· To provide participants the opportunity for information sharing on specific forestry issues and practices in their respective countries of service.


· Working in groups, counterparts (PCVs and HCNs) will gain an improved understanding of each other and thereby enhance their working relationship.

· Through lectures and field/site visits, participants will augment their knowledge and understanding of the environmental, economic and social implications of agroforestry practices.

· Trainees will view and discuss traditional methods of agroforestry practices in Asia and the Pacific and discuss those practiced in their respective countries.

· Analyze the environmental, economic and social aspects involved in carrying out an agroforestry project on a specific site. Participants will then prepare and present an integrated plan for the improvement of the site.

· Participants will examine various extension methodologies and experiment with a variety of extension techniques.

· Participants, through "hands-on" exercises will understand the principles of grafting and pruning fruit trees.

· Participants will gain "hands-on" experience in nursery management techniques.